And the winner is … ¡Amigos Ingleses!
“Estamos encima de la luna como dicen los ingleses”
Thrilled! Ecstatic! Over the moon!
That’s how we feel! Last Thursday we won two awards and €5,000 at a prestigious event in Madrid and appeared on the front cover of the 20minutos newspaper.
Amigos Ingleses was selected out of more than 8,300 participants as the best blog 2016 by a panel of judges. Basically we won the whole competition. How amazing is that?
Thank you to all those who voted for us because we wouldn’t have stood out from the crowd without your support.
This is a huge achievement and it still hasn’t completely sunk in. We really weren’t expecting to win anything but to come home with 2 trophies is a dream come true for us and has given us a massive boost of motivation and energy to carry on with this project.
But the truth is, it hasn’t been easy.
Although we love teaching English to our students all over the world, at times we’ve struggled to balance all the work that comes with running Amigos Ingleses, while continuing to work full time.
We have burned the midnight oil planning, filming, editing, replying to messages and managing social media. We’ve worked our fingers to the bone!
At times we have asked ourselves:
“Is this really worth it?”
But now finally, after 5 years of hard work, we’ve started a new chapter in the Amigos Ingleses story and we’re starting to see the fruits of our labour.
It’s a bit scary, but it’s so exciting at the same time! This is what we have been dreaming of since we started. This is the beginning of a new era. Who knows what’s in store for us in the future!
We have some exciting new projects coming, so make sure you stay in touch.
Thanks for the constant love and support.
You are the ones who brought us here, the ones that made us work our asses off (that’s quite an informal one).
We will continue to work with even more passion in order to help you learn English in the nicest way possible.
Thank you so much!
Phillip and Isabel.
- thrilled – emocionado, entusiasmado
- to be over the moon – estar muy contento, tocando el cielo, en las nubes.
- to stand out – destacar
- crowd – multitud
- to sink in – entender, asimilar
- to struggle – luchar, esforzarse
- to burn the midnight oil – trabajar hasta muy tarde
- to work your fingers to the bone – trabajar duro, dejarse la piel
- to be worth it – merecer la pena
- to work one’s ass off – trabajar como un burro